Electrodes inserted in your spine. A box the size of your wallet embedded in your ass. Cum at the touch of a button. Totally worth it, right?
...clinical trials to begin later this year with Medtronic, a company based in Minneapolis. He says the stimulating wires could connect to a signal generator smaller than a packet of cigarettes implanted under the skin of one of the patient's buttocks. "Then you'd have a hand-held remote control to trigger it," he says. "But it's as invasive as a pacemaker, so this is only for extreme cases."
If this picture alone doesn't sell you, we'll just never understand each other.
If the title of Journey to the West doesn't ring a bell with western audiences, it may be because we're more familiar with the 1942 abridged translation Monkey, which in turn spawned an amazingly good-bad '70s TV series that was dubbed into English by the BBC with "oriental" accents so over the top they'd make a Neimodian blush. Nonetheless, if you know the legend of the Monkey King, you have some idea what to expect, though Stephen Chow's movie version is a little different than most. In this one, the characters known to UK viewers of a certain age as Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy are all evil demons rather than heroes, and sought after by various demon hunters looking to make their fortune.
If you're a fan of Adult Swim in general or just someone who constantly wish for more adult-themed cartoons, damnit, then chances are you may have recently stumbled upon that network's newest large-scale does of high concept silliness, Rick and Morty. Springing from the minds of both cult animator Justin Roiland and cult Community godfather Dan Harmon, the show was double-stamped for nerd consumption from the beginning and already seems to have hit it off with viewers and critics alike. Most of them, anyway...
Yes, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is on Indiegogo seeking donations. Is this the gaming equivalent of Tommy Wiseau using Kickstarter to make The Room Origins: Chris-R ? Because obviously I would contribute to that.
The purpose of bringing the game to the public is to see how much interest there is in becoming Shaq's partner and in seeing the game happen. In exchange for your help, Shaq, is offering unprecedented access to his life with incredible perks.
Some of the Shaq autograph/meet-and-great rewards are reasonable as far as sports memorabilia market prices, but the one that raises my eyebrow is the one where YOU pay them $6,500 to be a concept artist on the game. Shouldn't they be paying at least that for a genuine freelance artist? Like, if I said you could pay me $1,000 for the privilege of writing an article on TR, what would you say?
(Don't answer that. I don't need the temptation.)
There's your dame to kill for, right there.
Also, the trailer has a trailer, in the form of a non-skippable preview from the From Dusk Till Dawn series tacked on the beginning. I have to say, both worry me a bit, as they seem to have that Robert Rodriguez "I did this fast and I think you can't tell it was on the cheap, but really you can" look. Given how long it took to make another Sin City, you'd hope a rushed look wouldn't be the issue.
I know, the Aswang is a demon from Filipino folklore that's somewhere between vampire and werewolf. But its name is "ass wang."
I don't have a joke. Do I need one here? Who's afraid of an ass wang? Want to see a good ass-wang penetration? Because there's video of an ass wang probing. Will the ass wang drain your fluids?
I checked with a Filipino friend - the "a" sound is generally pronounced "ah," though the "s" and everything else are pronounced as you;d expect. So if you say it properly, you sound like an English person saying "arse wang." Which is even better.
h/t Edwin Santos
That last one which focused on the puppet-makers while playing "They've Got the Whole World in Their Hands" really started to piss me off after a while, by being both inappropriately religious (from BOTH sides of the spiritual aisle) and not focusing on the actual film. Mercifully, this new trailer for the stop-motion adventure about a boy adopted by trolls emphasizes madcap action, and features Cee-Lo Green covering Elvis. All of which makes up for a multitude of sins.
Though if we're pilfering the pop past, there is a more obvious and awesome choice they've overlooked...
"Journey to the West" feels like an overly ordinary title for a film that is anything but. Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle's Stephen Chow has hardly made the story of immigration that the words might suggest, instead giving us a loose adaptation of the Chinese legend of the Monkey King, and one Buddhist's battle to protect his village against three demons.
In a TR-exclusive clip, you're going to get a look at what happens when one of those demons confronts the Monkey King. Let's just say that pain is a-foot.
college image by ajagendorf25
Luke's mother-in-law is former LAPD, a licensed property appraiser and a self-described crazy cat lady. None of which has prepared her for TR readers. All questions and answers are real.
Well, hi all. Don't really have anything to rant about this week. We did have a great rain storm last week. I have 2 seasonal streams on my property and they both ran last week; we really needed the water. Made a good crock pot soup - I like soup on rainy weekends. This one had a base of cream of potato and cream of mushroom soup, green beans, garlic and sausage. Yum. Little Frizzy dragged a large area rug from the kitchen all the way to the living room one night. The rug weighs more than he does, but he is determined. Anyway, it is getting late and so on to the questions.
Seriously, who would have thought the mind behind Family Guy could somehow Voltron up with Carl Sagan's widow and the man, the mustache, Mr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to make a big deal science show that might just get everyone in your household hyped about the universe, life, and the origins of both?
Fox and NatGeo invited Topless Robot out to Space Camp in Huntsville to view the premiere of the 13-episode series and have a chat with its co-creator and Carl Sagan's widow, Ann Druyan in advance of its March 9th premiere. And I have to say Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey is good - very good. So good, I would hazard to say that the reinvention of the classic '70s science series is actually important. And we're going to tell you the eight reasons why you shouldn't miss it.
Come with me...